The Ministry of Defense of Ukraine confirmed at this second fair (21) that an attack destroyed the Russian cruisers “Kalibr” that were being transported from the city of Dzhankoi, in Crimeia.
The Ukrainian authorities will not directly claim responsibility for the attack, but will say that it will serve to “further demilitarize Russia and prepare the Crimean peninsula for unemployment.”
Sergei Askyonov, the chef of the annexed peninsula installed by Russia, confirmed that there was an attack and that the air defense system of the region was activated. One person was injured and two properties were damaged, said Askyonov.
um video (go down) geolocated amador pela CNN It shows a large explosion and a resulting fireball. An individual was heard saying on camera that the attack hit the train station. No, the video does not clearly show what was hit. CNN He was unable to confirm the exact location of the attack.
Russian cruise missiles “Kalibr NK” were destroyed in Dzhankoi, Crimea, during their transportation by rail – @DI_Ukraine
It is reported that this video is from Dzhankoi. The voice says it’s the train station area. pic.twitter.com/9UXMe2aKNR
— Anton Gerashchenko (@Gerashchenko_en) March 20, 2023
Two of the most important military aerodromes in Russia in Crimea are located in Dzhankoi and Gvardeyskoye, designated by the Ministry of Defense of the United Kingdom in 2022.
“Dzhankoi is also an important road and railway junction that plays an important role in supplying the operations of Russia in the south of Ukraine”, he affirmed.
Crimeia also harbors an important port and an important naval base for the Russian fleet of the Black Sea in the city of Sevastopol.
Some of Russia’s two most important warships were anchored there, including surface ships equipped with cruzeiro missiles.
The US has already accused Russia of using cruise missiles fired from ships in the Black Sea to hit civilians in Ukraine.
Annexation of Crimea
Since the large-scale invasion of Russia in February 2021, Ukraine has launched several attacks against Russian positions in Crimea and operations that its military have launched have destroyed even the Russian Kalibr cruises.
Ukrainian authorities, including President Volodymyr Zelensky, have repeatedly vowed to liberate the peninsula, annexed by Moscow in 2014.
Zelensky had previously emphasized that, for the Ukrainians, Crimeia “is not just a territory”, but “a part of our people, our society”.
The event occurred after the visit of Russian President Vladimir Putin to Crimeia on Saturday to mark the ninth anniversary of its annexation.
The visit, which also included a stop in Mariupol, occupied by Russia, took place a few days after the International Criminal Court (ICC) accused the Russian president of committing war crimes in Ukraine and issued a prison warrant for an alleged scheme to deport Ukrainian crianças for Russia.
The ICC charges are the first formally brought against authorities in Moscow since their unprovoked attack on Ukraine began last year.
The Kremlin classified the ICC’s actions as “outrageous and unacceptable.”
Badly happens when Putin receives the Chinese leader, Xi Jinping, not the Kremlin in Moscow.
During a meeting at the second fair (20), Xi told Putin that China and Russia have “similar objectives” and expressed support for Putin’s reelection.
The war in Ukraine was raised in the first hours of their meeting and should be a key point of discussion during Xi’s three-day visit.
Source: CNN Espanol